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Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal …

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Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

Minimalism

Bitcoin miner's control over minting new coins creates security risks, researchers say

A single bitcoin-mining network has repeatedly supplied more than half the computational power necessary to mint new bitcoins, undermining the decentralized nature of the digital currency and creating new security concerns. <i>Ars Technica</i> reports on new research from Cornell University showing that …

The 10 Most Promising Startups Building Stuff With Blockchain Technology

<i>Blockchains work like giant digital spreadsheets shared by everyone in a decentralized network, and are used to do things like confirm Bitcoin payments. We recently discussed why many are saying the advent of blockchain technology could be as important the development of the Internet. Swanson chose</i></i> …

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan</i> <i>is a co-founder and designer at</i> <i>Cluster</i><i>, a web and mobile app which enables users to create private social networks around interests and experiences. Brenden previously created and sold</i> <i>ArtistData</i> <i>and</i> <i>Onesheet</i><i>.</i><p>Cluster is the first native mobile app I’ve designed, and the …

Klutch snags $1.5M in hopes of making group scheduling mainstream

Group messaging startup GroupMe sold for $85 million just over a year after launch. Klutch believes group scheduling has just as much potential.<p>With $1.5 million in fresh capital led by Los Angeles, Calif. startup accelerator LaunchpadLA, Klutch is debuting today on iOS. The group scheduling app …

100 growth hacks 100 days | 1 to 10

This is the first SlideShare adaption of Timothy E. Johansson's 100 Growth Hacks in 100 Days. The growth hacks that's included in the slide are 1 to 10. Timothy is the front-end developer at UserApp (www.userapp.io).

Free Handsome Bootstrap Templates

Appi is a sleek landing page designed to show your next app, site or product. With a fresh style & minimal design, you can show off your next product …

Web Design

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

PaintCode: Vector Drawing to Code – MacStories

If you are active in the Apple developer community, you are probably already familiar with PaintCode. It is a unique Mac app capable of turning your vector graphic design into pure Objective-C code. PaintCode is a professional quality app and the price tag is a reflection of that fact. The normal …

Yahoo may be trying to build a Siri and Google Now killer (updated)

<b>Update 7:10PM ET:</b> Sources close to Yahoo have informed <i>The Verge</i> that the video below is fake and not produced by the company.<p>Yahoo may be working on its own voice-based personal assistant to rival Apple's Siri and Google Now. A video has recently surfaced that shows the unreleased app running on an …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

An iOS 7 App Icon Template for Obsessive Designers

Recently I was testing an app we're building that didn't have an app icon yet. I noticed that iOS 7 provided a new placeholder image. That …

How to float placeholder text into a label

Jared Verdi is the author of JVFloatLabeledTextField:<p>UITextField subclass with placeholders that change into floating labels when the field is …

Amazon AppStream Service Enables Developers To Stream From The Cloud To Any Device

Amazon has today announced the launch of a new service called the Amazon AppStream Service which is being created by Amazon to enable developers to …

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Ubertesters Makes Beta Testing Mobile Apps Easier, Will Offer Crowdsourced On-Demand Testers Soon

When it comes to testing mobile apps, most developers today rely on Testflight or HockeyApp to get their betas in the hands of testers. Ubertesters, a relatively new player in this business, challenges these incumbents with a more comprehensive testing solution that offers a wider range of tools …

LivingSocial’s Traffic Is Plummeting

When Amazon reported its third-quarter earnings late last month, it once again shed a bit of light on the troubles at LivingSocial, the deals site in …

Windows Phone: Today Italy, Tomorrow the World!

Windows Phone’s market-share march continued apace during the three months ended in September, charting some significant growth abroad.<p>In the third …

Tempo Adds Rapportive-Like Feature To Its Smart Calendar App

Smart calendar app Tempo is receiving an update today that hopefully will make it easier for users to contact people that matter. The app’s creator, Tempo AI, has created the Smart Address Book, a feature that is built on the “meeting graph” that utilizes the most relevant contacts and details and …

Fantastical 2 for iPhone Launches With iOS 7 And Better Calendar Support

Flexibits released an upgraded version of its popular calendar app called Fantastical 2 for the iPhone. This new iteration was created specifically for iOS 7. Among its bragging rights comes a redesigned interface, the addition of reminders, an improved parser, background app refreshing, landscape …

The Ultimate iPhone App Marketing Strategy Guide | Apptamin

The Ultimate iPhone App Marketing Strategy Guide | Apptamin<p>Updated Jun 28, 2013<p>apptamin.com<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share everything that …

Lifting the lid on the iOS 7 UIPicker

<b>Updated April 28th, 2014: The issues discussed in this article relating to the tap areas and consistency of the iOS 7.0 UIDatePicker have been fixed</b> …

Why Android First is a Myth

In mobile, particularly in consumer markets, there has been an ongoing debate about when or if Android will become the first platform that …

Startups

Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person — Not On Facebook

Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. And their answer to this problem is, of course, another app that’s designed to help you meet your buddies when …

Sunrise calendar for iPhone debuts iOS 7 redesign, iCloud support

Sunrise today announced version 2.0 of its popular calendar app, which includes a gorgeous facelift for iOS 7, as well as one of its users' most requested features: iCloud calendar support. While most apps like Fantastical reference the built-in iOS calendar (and any calendars you've added), …